In such an uncertain world, looking after your own mental wellness is an absolute priority. However, it can be really hard to keep up a positive mental attitude with all the stresses and strains of everyday life!
If you’re struggling to manage your mental health at an uncertain time, here are ten quick tips you may find useful to put into action right away.
Step Back and Breathe
In tense moments, be sure to close your eyes, breathe in for four seconds, and breathe out for seven. This will help to stabilise your body.
Get Some Exercise
Believe it or not, intense and low-intensity exercise can do a lot to boost your mental wellness! It’s all about encouraging your brain to release endorphins. Keeping active is a great way to feel more positive.
Keep in Touch
In times like these, keeping in touch with friends and family is crucial. Keep yourself supported by calling and chatting with loved ones wherever possible.
Within reason, set aside a little money – if you can – to try something a bit different. Even if this just means changing up your toothpaste, variety is a great mood booster!
Turn Problems Around
Instead of looking at every problem as a potential crisis, see them as a challenge that you can overcome. Think of creative ways you can improve on situations without losing control and if you need support, reach out for it.
Have you ever used a gratitude journal before? Take a few minutes each day to write down what you are grateful for. Reflect on them in times of high stress and anxiety and let them help you come back around.
Avoid the News
Yes – it makes sense to keep on top of world news occasionally. However, try to stay away from sensational headlines and stories. They will often blow things out of proportion. For the best positive mental attitude, it pays to find a balance.
Limit Social Media
Social media has a huge role to play in modern life. However, too much Facebook or Twitter can actually bring us down! Therefore, use app limits on your devices or physically restrict yourself when it comes to the time you spend browsing. Don’t compare yourself to others!
Don’t Worry About Routine Breaks
Above all, if you have a routine set up for yourself, don’t worry if things don’t always go to plan. Life is complex and unpredictable! Just pick yourself back up as best you can, and never be afraid to ask for help.
This is possibly the best advice we can give – help is always at hand if you start to feel low, or particularly anxious. We all need time to look after our mental health and mental wellness once in a while!
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